Fireplace Fitter Frodsham Cheshire (WA6): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is an excellent way to add a homely feel and some character to any Frodsham home. Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those chilly winter evenings can even prove more cost effective than some central heating systems, as long as you've got a good source of timber. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of hot water in the process.
There are a few crucial considerations to make before you commence any work, in order to create a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your home. Any work that's completed on your fireplace, hearth, flue lining and chimney breast must follow the United Kingdom's building regs, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it is quite possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up or closed-off fireplace, but the chances of running into structural issues in most cases is unfortunately high. You might be lucky when you reveal the old fireplace and find you need little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth in order to get a fire roaring once more. However, what you will likely find is an area of crumbling, old bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
An incorrectly installed fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace installer in Frodsham with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn efficiently and properly. Lethal carbon monoxide can soon accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
To get past this issue a professional fireplace installation team will analyse the situation and install vents in the room, or underneath the floor, to ensure a satisfactory air flow for the fire to burn properly and safely. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents installed because they can trap moist air causing damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A large amount of dirt and soot can be discharged from a blocked up fireplace upon reopening it for renovation. A decent Frodsham fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and provide some form of protection, but it is wise when possible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before any work starts. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall renovation project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be done once you have got the room back to bare floors and walls. By opening up a fireplace first you'll prevent any soot from the chimney causing discolouration damage to other stages of your renovation project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean up any hearth that may have been left in place. You should now get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and look at the old chimney and fireplace. They will be willing to offer expert guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the condition of the structure of the chimney and if it would be advisable to upgrade the existing flue liner.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all Building Regulations must be complied with. This sort of work needs to be done by a skilled tradesperson who is familiar with the current building regulations and decent working practices.
If you need to change the width of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a supporting lintel must be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now possible to renovate or upgrade the hearth. In the past the hearth would be sunken into the floor, but the latest regulations require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, but there are also a whole host of "off-the-shelf" hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult amongst the different designs and styles that are available from an online retailer or fireplace showroom. Not all fireplaces will be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue therefore it is wise to accept any advice and help from your fireplace installers regarding your specific circumstances.
Whether you opt for an open fireplace, a wood burner or a multi-fuel stove will hinge on the all round style you're trying to develop, your existing decor and in some situations, your home's age. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look spectacular in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of deflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if your Frodsham property does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a flue that's routed through an external wall and does not require a chimney, to be safely installed.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a log fire cannot be beaten, but what options are out there if this type of fireplace is not possible within your Frodsham home?
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace which can be used with different fuels such as briquettes, coal, wood and other burnable materials. A skillfully fitted modern open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was blocked up by previous owners, and its glowing elegance is a delightful addition to any house in Frodsham.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all types of house and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified engineer must install and maintain any gas fire in your property.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a diverse choice of styles make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Frodsham properties that don't have a chimney. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with an authentic flame effect.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, (oil, coal, wood, gas) to establish an attractive focal point in your property in Frodsham. They can be utilised not merely for heating a single room, but some designs such as the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the whole property when plumbed into a system of radiators.
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of different styles to suit any period of house in Frodsham, and can even be freestanding. If combined with a back boiler these can provide hot water for radiators or for use around the house.
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